During the Final Lap Tour, Busta Rhymes shared he lost 37 pounds. 'I'm Sexy, Period' Busta said.
Busta Rhymes thanked 50 Cent's Final Lap Tour with making him "sexy": "I lost 37 pounds"
Busta Rhymes has dropped over 100 pounds since 2019, and he’s credited touring with 50 Cent with helping him regain a “sexy” physique.
The Brooklyn rap legend, who opened for 50 on his sprawling Final Lap Tour this year, spoke to fans at a recent event for his new album Blockbusta, and revealed he lost another 37 pounds while on the road.
“I’m sexy,” Busta told the crowd about his weight loss throughout the global tour he's on with 50 Cent and Jeremih. “I lost 37 pounds on that fuckin’ tour. I wasn’t asking if y’all thought I was sexy or not, I just wanted you mothafuckas to understand I’m sexy, period.”
Watch the clip below.
Busta Rhymes recently opened up about his weight loss journey in an interview with Men's Health, In August, Busta was featured in a Hip-Hop 50 package for Men's Health alongside 50 Cent, Common, LL COOL J, Ludacris, Method Man and Wiz Khalifa. In his story, the "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" emcee revealed that he was having breathing issues during an intimate encounter with his partner, thinking he had developed asthma.
The 51-year-old recalled having breathing difficulties after sex with his partner one night, which motivated him to shed the weight and get back into shape.
“I was trying to inhale, and it felt like it wasn’t working. I felt like I was having like an asthma attack—but I don’t have asthma,” he said. “So I walked out of the bedroom and went into the living room, and I was forcing myself to inhale, to relax.
“That was scaring me so much that it was a mindfuck, because I had to stay calm and make sure she didn’t hear me panic or hear me struggle to breathe. I’m butt-ass naked in the living room, trying to calm myself down.”
“When I came back in the room once I got right, I laid back down next to her and she said something to me that really fucked me up. She was like, ‘Yo, this is not who I fell in love with," he added about the health scare.
Busta could drop more pounds on the road, as he's set to embark on the Blockbusta North American Tour in March.